Forum discussion tagged with custom.
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    Question Can I use this HTPC case for my build? What are the pitfalls

    I want to use this case to build my new gaming PC. The main reason I want to mount it underneath my standing desk so its somewhat invisible. Also makes cable management nicer. My main use for the build is heavy video editing with light VFX work. Can this case be used? Thank you Rest of specs...
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    Question Do you recommend a par keyboard + keycaps?

    Hi! I'm looking for building a custom mechanical keyboarb with iso keycaps (spanish layout), I'm thinking about a razer as a base but I have no idea where I can find good keycaps that fit. Do you recommend me somewhere? Is it a good base or maybe another keyboard. It's for Christmas so I need...
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    Question Recently built a new pc and it keeps randomly crashing or not booting at all

    Hi, I’ve recently built a new pc, which is meant to be a gift, using all new components. The pc keeps crashing mid game or idle, or even fails to get past the boot loading screen. At times when it restarts itself it uninstalls the graphics driver and Nvidia GeForce experience. I’ve checked all...
  4. JediMindTricks

    Question PC Died overnight please help

    Hello so I'm having some problems with my PC (Specs Below) and I could use some help, I built it about 2 years ago with all new parts, Everything was working fine until the PC was shutdown the other day. I tried to power the PC on the next day and there was no response from the PC except for a...
  5. BeastHotDogGUY

    Question Can I paint my ram?

    I saw a tiktok that said you can take off a rams casing then paint it and put it back on soI was wondering if that was ok to do, or would it affect anything?
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    Question I don't know what is wrong with my computer HELP

    System: CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X CPU cooler: Asus Ryujin 240 Motherboard: Asus X570 Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 2 x 16 DDR4-3200 Storage: 2 x Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2 GPU: EVGA XC 2070 super 8gb Case: Asus Helios PSU: Asus THOR 1200 W 80+ Platinum Recently the mini...
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    Question PC Will Not Turn On

    Over the past week, my friend's pc has been having the same problem multiple times a day where the screen will freeze and then all usb ports will disconnect, and he found the only way to fix it was to turn the power supply off and on again. Today, it happened again and he thought it might be the...
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    Build Advice Gaming PC Build $1500-$2000

    I’m looking to sell my PS5 and build a gaming PC. So I’m looking for some of the best PC builds for around $1500-$2000. Any help is much appreciated. I used to have a custom built PC but I sold it and I regret it so much. Thank you!
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    [SOLVED] Budget Build

    Hi all, I have fallen out of the loop of the latest CPUs and GPUs available in the market due to being really busy on my job. I am looking for building a gaming PC which can manage to run latest games on mediumish quality. Budget I would say around 650 USD - 700 USD. Thinking of getting a good...
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    Question Heatsink replacement on ASUS TUF GTX 1660 GAMING OC

    Here I am again with a question, as I am unable to find an answer. So few days ago I got a GTX 1660 Asus TUF Gaming OC and the card is doing phenomenal for my 1080p gaming on high needs. What bothers me are the temperatures. This card is HOT. And when I say hot I mean 85-90 degrees when...
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    Question AMD Threadripper 3970x - best settings for improved thermals and retained performance / Lowest possible temps with the lowest possible loss in perform

    Hi! I recently finished my dual-3090 Threadripper 3970x custom watercooled system. It will be mainly a workstation for simulations (mostly bioinformatics), video editing and 3D rendering. I have 3 360mm EKWB blocks for cooling. An SE, PE and an XE. My issue is, that I am worried about the...
  12. Dynam0

    Question PSU option for mini-pc DIY build (also battery powered) ?

    Hi all! After my first post talking about my future DIY build's battery solution, i'm here again asking your advice. I came to the idea of building a mini-pc with a MicroAtx inside for the ability to be upgraded in the future. The idea is to be powered by a 250-300w external power supply (maybe...
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    [SOLVED] Custom Built PC advice

    Hi guys, My PC finally blew on me tonight after months of issues and I am in need of a gaming PC quickly. I am trying not to make a rushed purchase, but please can you recommend three good custom-built pc's for me on the market. My budget: $1,500-$2,000 Type of Gaming: 1080p gaming; MMO's...
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    [SOLVED] Updating rig

    Hello fellow techs, I am looking to update my current rig as its getting dated and I've noticed some performance declines. ATM I am looking at replacing my MB and CPU and would like some suggestions. In my signature is an overview of my build but I have compiled a pc part picker list as well...
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    Question Can not get PC build to boot ?

    Hi. I built 2 identical PC's and neither wants to boot. Specs: Corsair iCUE 4000X RGB Case Corsair RM 850X power supply Asus Z590-A Motherboard Intel i5 10600K 10th Gen Comet Lake 6-Core 4.1Ghz LGA 1200 125W Samsung 970 evo 1TB nvme G.Skill Ripjaws 32x1GB RAM DDR4-3200 Intel XMP 2.0...
  16. Nathan22211

    [SOLVED] Looking for dimensions and mounting holes of 3.5 and 5.25 inch drive bays

    I'm trying to make a modular case system that's 3d printable, I'd link it here but I dunno if it'd be considered advertising, and I'm trying to add support to 3.5 and 5.25 inch drive bays, i.e. the place where your CD drive would be on an older model PC. I need the dimensions of the bay, in...
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    [SOLVED] Please review my Custom PC build

    Just wanted to ask the community their opinions if my build is worth the money, or if I would have been better off going with a pre-built system. Total price in the end including taxes is just over $1200, as I did not buy a GPU since I moved my GTX 1050 TI from my old pc since it was only about...
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    [SOLVED] I need help with a gaming system

    Hi im new to pc gaming i have a budget of £1200/1300 and im looking for a system that can run games on high/ultra at a decent fps can anyone help me with either a pre built or somewhere that builds it for you like pcspecialist, Im not sure what im supposed to be looking for. I have a...
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    [SOLVED] Boot LED on, DRAM LED on not boot

    Just upgraded my CPU to a Ryzen 5 5600x and like the title says boot led stays on and dram led stays on Do I need to upgrade BIOS? I will add I no longer have the old CPU so swapping back isn’t an option, The support page for my mobo says I can use the Flashback tool on my motherboard without...
  20. DREDKNOT_2077

    Question ? use shield with external touch screen for select app control

    is ther a way to use the shield with external touch screen like a 10in or larger tablet to control a music app (which i know one can cast from a mobile device thats not what im tring to do) id like to do a split screen out from the shield like a pc but via the shields wifi to a tablet thats...
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    [SOLVED] Custom amplifier with multiple inputs?

    I would like to either buy or DIY a specific type of amplifier. I have a 5.1 system in my room along with a Sony system with 2 speakers for PC. I was wondering if there was any way to have all of the speakers output the same source at the same time and have that source be easily accessible via...
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    Question Custom PC won't boot. Black screen, keyboard and mouse off

    Hey guys, I appreciate any help I can get on this. When I try to boot my PC, after the bios screen, the screen turns black and the keyboard and mouse turn off. I've tried reseating everything as well as changing the slot that the RAM is in (I made sure that was properly seated as well). I've...
  23. justdrewit

    [SOLVED] Horrible input lag in Windows after swapping motherboard

    Hi everyone, New to forum, and here in desperation as I watch my business crumble while this computer sucks the remaining soul I have left. Problem: Sporadic input lag in Windows 10 despite computer being close to idle. Ranges from non-existent to frozen, with most of the time so choppy that I...
  24. Jeamy7

    [SOLVED] New Computer Build

    Below is the list of components I plan to use for my next build. I understand the parts, as of right now, are impossible to come across and that the price will drop eventually, hopefully later this year. I was wondering if there are any changes or...
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    [SOLVED] Looking for new desktop

    Approximate Purchase Date: within six months Budget Range:£1500-2000 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Are you buying a monitor: Yes (samsung g9) Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: pc part picker Location: South Wales Parts Preferences: samsung g9...
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    Question I am looking for a PC dust filter where the space between the 4 mounting holes is 14cm x 7cm

    Hello all, I am looking for a dust filter with 4 mounting holes to cover the SSD space/opening on my Thermaltake Tower 900 PC case. Here is a picture of what I am talking about: View: The holes' distance apart from each other are 14cm x 7cm Each hole is about...
  27. Marximus81

    [SOLVED] Upgrading to NVME

    I recently rebuilt my rig and my new mobo has a M.2 slot. I ordered a 1Tb WD Black m.2 ssd for it, now I am wondering what the best setup for it is. I currently have windows running on a regular 240gb ssd and maybe a half a tb of games on a 2tb hybrid drive. Should I load Windows and the games...
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    [SOLVED] Recommended Paint Colours for Vibrant Pink & White Case Mod (Metal)?

    Hi there guys, I'm building my partner's PC with her and I need some recommendations for spray paint brands or certain colours of pink you've seen or used that will work well on the metal Cooler Master NR200P (white). Would I need a primer or would the white be good enough to paint directly...
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    Question Random reboots windows crashes.

    so I built a new pc and it worked fine... for the first month, now it has random reboots occasional shut downs and this weird thing where windows partially shuts down. an example being a program will freeze and I will ctrl alt delete to pull up the task manage and it will pop out but its...
  30. gheary

    Question Custom Build Keeps Freezing, but power stays on.

    Hi, I built a custom build for very cheep about 3 years ago. I ran into an issue a while back where video, peripherals, and rgb would completely freeze (on Windows). Upon pinging, it would come back offline. However, power wouldn't cut out, monitor would still stay on but as if frozen in time...
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    [SOLVED] Custom PC Build

    Im searching for a computer for my little brother, has 17 years, he wants for play games and do school stuff homework(excel, word etc normal stuff) I did this build for him but i dont know if im doing something bad i usually ask
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    [SOLVED] Building a server for office use

    Just wanted to get some advice, I was looking to build a server for office use, there are about 8 staff who will need access to the server through remote desktop to use application and work on documents - remotely and/or while working at the office whatever the needs must. If I use the...
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    [SOLVED] What GPU would work with my motherboard and set up?

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 730 SSD: Sandisk S3 1T02 1TB RAM: Anarchy 8GBF1X08HEEE36-12-K 2x8GB MBD: Lenovo 90FB0001US 250w power supply which i can upgrade if need be
  34. B!gMeme

    [SOLVED] Case Design Info

    Hello! I am planning to design a small form factor case, but I don't have any dimensions to start with. Where do I go to find easy access to all the dimensions for all pc form factors? I have been through many forums and all I find are links to 100-page PDF's that don't have any diagrams...
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    [SOLVED] Need advice on a new build.

    I'll give my parts list first Mobo: Asus Prime B450M-A Graphics card: XFX Radeon RX 580 RAM: 2X8 Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X PSU: Corsair CX750M So, I'm building a PC for a friend. It's been a while since I started. It's been sitting mostly completed, covered, in my closet...
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    [SOLVED] Mid-range gaming system - B550, Ryzen 3600x, Sapphire 5600XT - Is this a good build?

    Hi, So I wanted to build a mid-range gaming PC. I really enjoy building PC's. It's like adult legos, or sitting down and doing a puzzle for me. And I want to build a valuable PC worth someone buying (I have two PC's of my own that I've constructed myself). I would like to start casually (and...
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    Question NZXT BLD extreme frame drops

    SPECS: Ryzen 5 3600 2070 super G Skill Trident Royal 3600 650 PSU m22 Kraken cooling Let me first say I know I can send it back but I am trying to avoid this since I live in Canada. I also do not want to be away from it for long. I am having problems with what I think is my GPU. After...
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    [SOLVED] Im a Beginner and Need Suggestions

    Ive been very strongly considering buying a raspberry 4 and a soldering kit cause i would like to jump into the world of amateur electrical engineering/experimenting with circuts and custom scripted tasks . i know what kind of raspberry pi i want to get (still open to suggestions) but i need...
  39. Fragrantbanana

    Question PC does not start up after installing windows

    Hi. I'm hoping anyone could help me with this. Its not my first time building but this is a new problem I've come across. So I just finished building the pc. It turns on and everything is normal. But when I installing Windows, setting up Microsoft, everything shuts down and it wont turn on...
  40. TeoGaming22

    [SOLVED] Need Help Fixing PC

    I have spent a lot of money the past few weeks trying to fix my computer after my old motherboard went. This is not my first build and I am fairly versed with computers. I have replaced the motherboard, cpu, cpu cooler, case, and waiting still on PSU that blew so I'm using a temporary. I've just...